ZHANG, Jianbo

ZHANG, Jianbo

Department: Environmental Science
Research interests: Monitoring and controlling of environmental pollutants; Global environmental issues
Tel/fax: 86-10-62753438
E-mail: jbzhang@pku.edu.cn


M.S., Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, 1990
B.S., Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, 1983


2007-present, Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
2001-2007, Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Sciencies/College of Enviroment, Peking University
Oct., 1995-2001, Associate Professor, Department of Technical Physics, Peking University
Mar.,1994-1995.10, Visiting Scholar, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1983.7-1994.3, Assistant professor, Department of Technical Physics, Peking University


Undergraduate course: Eco-material



Controling on long-life organic pollution (Phase out of ODS, management and control on POPs, provide technical support to implement international environmental protocol.);
Research in atmospheric oxidation and pollution (Determination of PANs (acyl peroxy nitrates) and study on their effect on atmospheric complex pollution)


1. Yang Y.X., Zhang J.B.*, Yang W.M., Wu J.D., Chen R.S. Adsorption properties for urokinase on local diatomite surface. Applied Surface Science, Vol.206: 20, 2003.
2. Zhang J.B., Zhang Y., et. al. Mornitoring of trifluoroacetic acid concentration in environmental waters in China. Water Research, Vol 39: 1331, 2005.
3. Zhang J.B., Ye P., Chen S., Wang W.J. Removal of pentachlorophenol by immobilized horseradish peroxidase. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Vol 59,307, 2007.
4. Zhang J.B., Ye P., Zong Y.R., Xu Z.H., Chen S.S. Analysis of FT-IR spectra of dicyclopentadienyl (bis-substituted cyclopentadienyl) dithiocyano of titanium, zirconium and hafnium. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Vol67: 1016, 2007.
5. Zhang J.B., Liu X.P., Xu Z.Q., Yang Y.X. Degradation of chlorophenols catalyzed by laccase. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Vol.61, 351, 2008.
6. Zhang J.B., Yang Y.X., Wang Z.L., Huang Z., and Chen Y.R. Adsorption properties of Zhejiang diatomite modified by supramolecule. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol, 30:1, 2009.
7. Zhang J.B., Xu Z.Q., Chen H., Zong Y.R. Removal of 2,4-dichlorophenol by chitosan-immobilized laccase from Coriolus versicolor,Biochemical Engineering Journal,Vol 45:54, 2009.
8. Wang B., Shao M., Roberts J.M., Yang G., Yang F., Hu M., Zeng L.M., Zhang Y.H. and Zhang J.B.* Ground-based on-line measurements of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) and peroxypropionyl nitrate (PPN) in Pearl River Delta, China. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 90, 548, 2010. 
9. Zhang J.B., Yan H.H., Yang T., Zong Y.R. Removal of dicofol from water by immobilized cellulase and its reaction kinetics. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.92:53-58, 2011.
10. Wu J., Fang X.K., Xu W.Y., Wan D., Shi Y.H., Su S.S., Hu J.X., Zhang J.B.* Chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and hydrofluorocarbons in the atmosphere of four Chinese cities. Atmospheric Environment, 75:83-91, 2013.


1. Zhang J.B., Yang G., Zeng L.M., Wang B., Yu X.N. Sampling system and detection method of PAN, ZL200810117334.1 (Issued).
2. Zhang J.B., Xu Z.Q., Yang G., Zeng L.M. Generative system of PAN Calibrating Gas, ZL20081023983.5 (Issued).
3. Zhang J.B., Xu Z.Q., Yang G., Zeng L.M., Wang B., Wang F., Yu X.N. On-line monitoring system of PAN, CN101561422 (In Disclosure)


1. Special golden award for protection of ozone sphere by MEP of China.
2. Award for protection of ozone sphere by EPA of USA for “Leadership in ODS Phaseout in Developing Countries”.




Prof. Zhang has been studying environmental policy and program, especially in ODS phase out activities since 1998. Zhang has experience in the areas of technical and economical assessment on controlling/phasing out of harmful chemicals, including assessment of alternatives to ODS and POPs pesticides. He established the assessment method based on the lifecycle assessment and conducted the comprehensive assessment on ecological environment and human health effect from chemicals’ production. More attention was paid to how the application of alternatives can affect the end product in energy consumption and efficiency.

His research includes monitoring and photo-chemistry reaction of PAN and H2O2 in air, degradation of POPs, and developing China’s National Plan for Implementing the International Convention on ODS, POPs.